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Life after lockdown; is it time for change? Can you foster?

Coronavirus awakens us to recognise that anything in life is possible through our isolation. We realise that life after lockdown will be different, and actually, this might be a good time for a change? Maybe, now is the time we need to reassess our may-be dreams, and finally, life after lockdown is a chance to realise our dreams. Can you foster?

Subsequently, we make life-changing decisions because we are in no hurry to return to our old lives. This life now is more straightforward, and our calmness is preferable to the manic rush we knew as life before. It is kinder and calmer; it is about family and our children, and our priorities are changing because of it. However, life after lockdown for many families is more complex; austerity bites and the remains of COVID linger into our futures; subsequently, many more families and children are more vulnerable than before.

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Life after lockdown, is it time to take control?

Now is a time of self-discovery and awakening to control our lives and do things differently. The only thing that has stopped us from thinking like this before was life itself; it always got in the way! Sadly, many people saw families as a hindrance; we didn’t appreciate kindness and the simple things because they had no significance to us. Ultimately, kindness and simplicity of life were unnecessary; they had no purpose to us; we became shallow.

Life in lockdown has taught us to hear what we say when we speak, rather than the half an ear that was normal before. Usually, we rushed conversations, only listened to what we wanted, and disregarded the rest because we didn’t have the time. Now, we have all the time in the world, and as a result, we are hearing more and taking time to understand. Consequently, our senses have become attuned to each other, which has, in turn, given us an empathy that we didn’t relate to before.

Life after lockdown, is it time to make decisions?

Making decisions in our lives is based on our mindsets as people. Are we a cup half full person or a cup half empty? Ultimately, our mental health affects every part of our daily lives, and any positive or negative thoughts will affect our jobs, social relationships, and health. More importantly, it impacts the path that day will take and, as a result, any decisions made.

Taking control of our lives helps us decide on our future that otherwise would have stayed a ‘maybe, one day, daydream’. Staying home with our families has for so many become normal; sadly, it has made some families weaker. Alternatively, many families are now even stronger. Many families who have been apart from each other became more potent; consequently, our life after lockdown means we will cherish them more than ever.

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Life after lockdown. Can you foster?

Is it time to see the simple things in life?

Life now appears to have realigned itself back to a time before greed, and material objects became idolised and is now a life where our values and beliefs align with our life values. More importantly, these values and beliefs are now an integral part of our everyday ways. This recognition has brought many people to see their life path as defined as they thought.

Maybe, it is possible to make changes? Our ‘maybe one-day daydreams’ could become a reality? The reality of change now aspires us to explore an exciting future as change-makers for our lives after lockdown; could you foster?

Is it time to take control of our lives again?

Coronavirus created a sinister presence that we can neither see nor feel. It is a war where the enemy has the upper hand because we do not know it; Therefore, Coronavirus has the power. Alternatively, Coronavirus may have the ability when we are a tremendous mass rushing around and are easily visible; however, it cannot creep up when we have locked ourselves away, hiding from it. Consequently, we are taking control of our lives by staying indoors, protecting ourselves, and putting each other first for once.

Life after lockdown, taking time to learn from children.

Children throughout the pandemic have been our heroes; their strength and resilience have been impressive. They have a simplistic view of life, with values based on kindness, trust and honesty. Sadly, many children do not have safe and loving homes and families who care for and support them. They have become invisible to the networks that have helped them; consequently, they are now vulnerable.

Coronavirus made many of us reassess our lives and see the experience of lockdown had a positive impact that we never expected. It has made us closer, and we are in no rush to resume the chaos. The chaos of life before Coronavirus does not compare to the joys of a family; subsequently, we appreciate the simple pleasures that children bring to our lives, just by being with us.

Life after lockdown; is it time to foster?

Foster care is a career that makes a difference to a child’s life when they need it most. Many careers out there would undoubtedly be less challenging; however, few are as rewarding! Why not take the first step to take control by enquiring with us, and move forward on your’ maybe, one day moment’ and realise your foster care dream with a Not for Profit fostering charity?

We have no idea what life after lockdown will bring, but we know it won’t be the same. However, vulnerable children in care are still waiting for forever homes with people who can care for them and help them to a brighter future.

Please get in touch if you would like to chat about foster care with a Not for Profit Charity. It’s free, and there is no commitment, just honest advice to help you realise your dream to become a foster carer.

Together, we can make a difference!


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